Drawing on new paradigms and evidence-based discoveries in neuroscience, narrative psychology, and creativity theory, this text explores the beneficial role of expressive arts within a recovery perspective. A framework of practice principles for the visual arts, creative writing, music, drama, dance, and digital storytelling is addressed across a number of settings and populations, providing readers with an accessible overview of techniques taught in counseling programs in the U.S. and abroad.

Visual Arts Multidisciplinary Day Program in Practice for Young People With Severe Mental Health Problems

Visual Arts: Multidisciplinary Day Program in Practice for Young People With Severe Mental Health Problems
Sandra DrabantRobert King

This chapter takes a close look at how art therapy is implemented in a multidisciplinary team providing services in a day program for children and adolescents with severe mental health problems. Four areas in which art therapy is utilized in the setting are examined. The first is the use of art therapy in the assessment phase. The second is the use of art therapy in individual therapy. The third is the use of art therapy within a multidisciplinary team, and finally, the fourth is the integration of art therapy at the treatment’s end. ...

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